Previous Programmes

Sky Arts ‘Unlocked’

In recognition of Coventry’s year as the UK’s City of Culture, The Space partnered with Sky Arts, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Arts Council England, and Coventry’s emerging artist platform, Shoot Festival, to discover and unlock the potential of ten diverse Coventry artists. This unique collaboration provided participants with an opportunity to tell new, insightful stories on a national platform. 

A dark skinned man wearing a hood
A woman with blond hair wears a bridal outfit and sings into a microphone

Culture in Quarantine

Through Culture in Quarantine, The Space, BBC, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland celebrated the work of disabled artists through twelve audio commissions hosted across BBC platforms. 

Bringing art into people’s homes during lockdown, the commissions provided a platform to champion the work of disabled artists, helping them produce work and providing a platform to explore their experiences of Covid-19. 

Youthful Cities – Coventry/Nairobi Digital Storytelling Lab

This programme was a cultural and creative skills exchange for emerging digital artists, makers, storytellers and activists from Coventry and Nairobi. Coordinated by The Space in partnership with the British Council, Coventry City of Culture and Youthful Cities.  

The selected artists, chosen through an open call, collaborated as part of international teams supported by experts. They were taught to use immersive and interactive digital storytelling tools, platforms, and techniques to co-create new work and reach audiences online.